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One-touch voice recording – the Olympus VN-541PC is the perfect companion for students

Hamburg, 12/08/2016 • When looking to optimize university workflows, this new recorder is the answer. The Olympus VN-541PC digital voice recorder is the ideal companion for managing all those lectures, piles of study materials and frequent exams. Whether for recording lectures or capturing quick memos: with the VN-541PC high-quality sound recordings are made at the touch of a button. Convincing design features include simple screen design, clear sound and a micro USB cable to connect the recorder to any PC. And with the optional voice-recognition software kit, the VN-541PC automatically transcribes recordings into text. The VN-541PC will be available in stores from 2nd January 2017.


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Intuitive and quick dictation or recordings – the Olympus VN-541PC is ideal for all everyday university environments. Thanks to its ergonomic design, the digital notetaker allows practical, one-handed operation. Simple functions, operations and screen display make voice recording easy. The powerful battery of the VN-541PC lasts for up to 60 hours – even with continuous use.

One-touch recording to ensure no recording opportunity is missed

The VN-541PC starts recording immediately as soon as the recording switch is slided forward – even when the recorder is powered off. Like this, no recording opportunity will be missed and information can be retrieved instantly at any time. Before and during the recording, users can choose between four recording scenes: Personal Memos, Talk, Music and Long Play. Once an automatic preset is selected, recording can start straight away – there is no need for detailed settings.

Simple menu structure to help you search and find files easily

The VN-541PC’s user-friendly menu structure not only simplifies switching between settings; it also makes it easy to find previous recordings: simply switch to the scene that was used for the recording and select the file from the corresponding folder. Individual sections of a recording can be marked. This helps finding important information quickly and easily, without time-consuming fast-forwarding or rewinding. Up to 99 index marks per clip can be set.

Noise cancellation for clear playback quality

With the VN-541PC, simply press and hold the Noise Cancel button during file playback or while the recorder is stopped: This function filters unwanted ambient noise, such as air conditioner noise or traffic noise with a single click. The VN-541PC features an integrated front speaker for optimum sound quality, allowing to listen to recordings at any time and any place – even with variable playback speeds. To listen to individual sections or complicated technical terms from a lecture again simply select slow playback.

Save recordings directly on PC

To save recorded files the VN-541PC just needs to be connected to a PC or laptop using the USB cable. A single click opens the same convenient menu structure that is displayed on the recorder. This allows to conveniently store, organise and send files.

Extend the features of the VN-541PC with individual accessories

The VN-541PC will be available in stores for 44.99 euros from 2nd January 2017. The features of the VN-541PC can be individually extended with optional accessories: in addition to a mono microphone for crystal-clear recordings and an attractive case, the Olympus VN-541PC can also be used with a voice-recognition kit. This includes voice-recognition software for quick and automatic transcription of recordings.

For a detailed product description of the VN-541PC please visit the Olympus website.

For questions or additional information, please contact:

Simon Plate
Olympus Europa SE & Co. KG
Tel.: +49-40-23773-3048

About Olympus

Olympus Europa is the headquarters for the region Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) of the Olympus Corporation, Tokyo. As a worldwide leading manufacturer of optical and digital precision technology, Olympus provides innovative solutions for state-of-the-art medical systems, digital cameras as well as scientific solutions. The company’s award winning products are instrumental in detecting, preventing and healing illness, driving scientific research and documenting life with artistic freedom. In the hands of its customers, Olympus’ high-tech products help to make people’s lives healthier, safer and more fulfilling.

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VN-541PC Features:

  • One-touch slide switch for direct recording
  • Ergonomic design for one-handed operation
  • Large, user-friendly buttons
  • Four pre-set recording scenes
  • Low-noise, omnidirectional mono microphone
  • Reader-friendly LCD display (1.39 inch)
  • Front speaker for easy listening
  • Variable playback speed
  • One-touch noise cancellation during playback
  • Recording format: WMA
  • 4 folders can hold up to 199 files each
  • Frequency range: up to 40 – 13,000 Hz
  • Micro USB cable
  • Secure battery compartment
  • 4 GB internal memory (maximum recording time of approx. 1570 hours)
  • Up to 60 hours battery life (in recording mode)
  • Speaker with 20 mm diameter (max. output: 200 mW)
  • Dimensions (HxWxD): 108 + 37.5 x 20 mm
  • Weight: 67 g (including batteries)
  • Optional accessories: Speech Recognition Kit, additional microphone ME52W, case CS131